E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)

The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)

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by The Black Eyed Peas
     
 

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The Black Eyed Peas make effective pop/crossover music, but they aren't content to be disposable pop stars; they also want to write anthemic, vital songs that speak for a new generation. And so comes The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies). For every hyper-sexualized, by-the-numbers track like the hit single "Boom Boom Pow," there are message songs like "Now Generation,…  See more details below

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The Black Eyed Peas make effective pop/crossover music, but they aren't content to be disposable pop stars; they also want to write anthemic, vital songs that speak for a new generation. And so comes The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies). For every hyper-sexualized, by-the-numbers track like the hit single "Boom Boom Pow," there are message songs like "Now Generation," which begins, in cheerleader fashion, with the lines: "We are the now generation! We are the generation now!/This is the now generation! This is the generation now!" Led by will.i.am's production, which is continually the best thing about the album, the Black Eyed Peas move even farther away from hip-hop into the type of inspirational dance-pop that has become ripe for advertisements and marketing opportunities, including "I Gotta Feeling" ("I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night") and "Party All Night" ("If we could party all night and sleep all day, and throw all of our problems away, my life would be ea-say"). Granted, there's nothing here as embarrassing as "My Humps," and the production is a shade better than previous material from the group or Fergie solo (although still not as good as will.i.am solo ventures), but The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) becomes a mess of pop/dance
ap crossover.

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Jody Rosen
Whereupon the record segues into the Number One hit "Boom Boom Pow," and all hell breaks loose. There are Auto-Tune vocal trills, eerie synth chords, screechy disco-diva wailing, 808 thuds, raps about 808 thuds and a dizzying barrage of doggerel: "I got that . . . digital spit/Next-level visual s**t."
Los Angeles Times - Ann Powers
As always, Fergie's performances provide the most interest throughout the album. More than the rappers Taboo and Apl.de.ap, whose spotlight turns are always competent but downplayed, or Will, who clings to an Everyman persona that belies his role as the group's Wizard of Oz, Fergie embraces the essential cartoonishness of being a Pea.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527036045
catalogNumber:
001288702
Rank:
11744

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Black Eyed Peas   Primary Artist
Mark Knight   Keyboards
will.i.am   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
George Pajon   Guitar
Printz Board   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass,keyboard bass
Tim Izo Orindgreff   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Horn
Josh Lopez   Guitar
Hal Ritson   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Adam Walder   Keyboards
Caleb Speir   Bass,Bass Guitar
Keith Harris   Percussion,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bert Berns   Composer
William Derella   Management
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Mark Knight   Composer,Audio Production
David Sonenberg   Management
Stacy Ferguson   Composer
Robert Feldman   Composer
will.i.am   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Art Direction,Audio Production
George Pajon   Composer
Printz Board   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Jean Baptiste   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Poet Name Life   Audio Production
Gerald Goldstein   Composer
apl.de.ap   Audio Production
Tim Izo Orindgreff   Composer
Allen Pineda   Composer
Dante Santiago   Logo Design
David Guetta   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Sylvia Gordon   Composer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez   Composer
Funkagenda   Audio Production
Adam Walder   Composer
Mathew Cullen   Art Direction
Ryan Buendia   Composer
Robert Ginyard   Composer
Jaime L. Munson   Composer
Frédéric Riesterer   Audio Production
DJ Replay   Audio Production
Robert Feldman   Composer
Jaime Gomez   Composer
Keith Harris   Composer,drum programming,Audio Production
William Adams   Composer

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The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
DaVincimaster12 More than 1 year ago
If you get this CD you should listen to track 5 (I Gotta Feeling), track 9 (Party al the Time), 12 (Showdown) and 14 (One Tribe). It makes you feel alive. You can listen to this songs on Youtube.com to get a feeling. And then you will start sing through all the another songs event the ones you might not like.
Crazy_Cat_Lady More than 1 year ago
The Black Eyed Peas continue to challenge stereotypes and push the boundaries of musical genres.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great dance tunes, easy to sing to; fun, upbeat songs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great dance music!! Another great CD from the Black Eyed Peas!
bchicobraun More than 1 year ago
Fabulous CD - I have listened to this over and over!!!! It came fast and was exactly what I ordered ;-)
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AntiYoungMoney More than 1 year ago
amazing from start to finish this album rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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debsdj More than 1 year ago
OMG! This is the BEST CD the Peas ever released!!! The music is unbelievably pumped. It is an immediate mood lifter and energy generator!!
Miss-Allie More than 1 year ago
The beats are pretty decent, but the lyrics are just ridiculous. Not only do they have no substance to it, but the choruses are too repetitious. Once they've reached the chorus for the 2nd time, you've already had enough of the song.
stoneriver53 More than 1 year ago
This is their best CD yet. I can't think they can get any better than this. Fergie has done wonders working with them. Keep dancing...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as on their other disc's, there are more than one or two hit songs here. I always enjoy driving with this music. It keeps the outside irritations away. Thanks again Black Eyed Peas. Barnes and Noble packages the things I order well. They arrive timely and in good condition.
rubydiamond More than 1 year ago
this cd is party material. you feel like dancing to every song. the transitions between tracks seem so fit that you can just let the whole cd play for a special event and it would seem you picked each song carefully.good music!
hcj More than 1 year ago
I love working out with this CD
Local-Lady More than 1 year ago
Great sound and beat. The lyrics are at times vulgar, not necessary for such good beats and music. Sometimes it sounds like Fergie is trying to sound ghetto when she is so Not.
Marlene85 More than 1 year ago
I loved the album the music is good to sing along and beat the music in the car.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This music will keep anyone active for a long period of time, whether your running, walking, biking or dancing. The music never ends, hence the "E.N.D."(Energy Never Dies). Who could not love every song on this album. All who are fans will agree this is the best yet. There is some language but for the most part you will find your kids loving it too. I put it on to distract my kids from being "bored" doing their chores. It makes it fun. I would recommend this album to anyone who likes hip hop pop rock dance. The Black Eyed Peas really have it all.
6CatsMom More than 1 year ago
What a great CD! Each track flows into the next; it is listenable, danceable, and very enjoyable. Some tracks you'll know from lots of radio airtime ( BoomBoomPow, I've got a feeling, Immabe) and the rest will soon become your favorites as well. Whether you play this CD for dancing, for listening in your car, or just as background music for a busy or relaxing day, the music will keep you energized and entertained. This CD will become a classic, one of your favorite, basic, must-have CDs you play over and over again. BUY IT! Listen to it! You'll LOVE it!!
shendrie More than 1 year ago
I went to the BEP concert, and the only problem I saw was that they did not play much of the END CD at the concert.
45 More than 1 year ago
I had a gift card to buy my music and i did it online and it said i will receive my package in 5 to 7 business days but now its April 10 and i got no package at all and i ordered it in January 6 2010 I will never shop at Barns and Noble again.
trumfelt More than 1 year ago
The BEP's totally deliver with this CD. All of the songs are awesome so it's hard to choose which one is the best. I'll let you decide that one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great CD, my fav's really are the ones on the radio and a couple others. Definately a must if your a BEP fan! It has great energy and beat to get ya going thru the day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can't go wrong with this CD. I'm a 44 yr old mom and the kids and I rock out to this music in the car - it's great. Some swear words if you don't like hearing them....